Why Talent Needs External Connections

The May issue of Fast Company had an interesting column by Dan and Chip Heath. They looked into the thinking of Boris Groysberg, a Harvard Business School professor who is due with a new book, Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance. In this book, Groysberg argues that talents and star performers – the case in ...

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Apple – From Underdog to Overlord

With the market power that comes with success, can Apple keep its friends? by Idris Mootee When a company acquires significant market power and becomes super successful, it will have fewer friends. It is more so in software and hardware business as they try to push each other around to get certain standard or platform adopted. Apple used to have ...

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Managing the Sales Process when the Buyer is in Charge

With so much information widely available to your buyers, managing them through the sales process has gotten more difficult than ever. But smart sellers leave the buyer in charge and STILL fill their pipeline with closed business month after month. Here are several tips for building and managing a buyer-centric sales process. The buying cycle is always longer than the ...

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May 2010 Sponsor – Spigit

Thank you to Spigit for sponsoring Blogging Innovation for May 2010. Spigit is the leading provider of collective idea management software, connecting employees, customers and business partners for innovation and insight discovery. Using enterprise-grade social technology, Spigit’s software taps into the collective intelligence of an organization and transforms it into actionable, predictive information. By incorporating incentives, idea graduation, idea trading ...

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Measures – Will you get what you want?

I recently spoke with a new client who shared with me their innovation measures. When I looked at their measurement system, I immediately saw flaws. But before addressing these imperfections, let me first provide you my perspective on innovation measures. In general, there are three types of measures associated with “challenge-based” innovation (be sure to read this article if you ...

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Chris Rock Won't Make You Funny or Innovative

Last week, I spoke at the Front End of Innovation conference about the future of the US economy and where to innovate as a result. In conversations with some of the attendees, I felt like Dr. Phil talking to Sisyphus (the mythological king destined for eternity to roll a huge boulder uphill.) I think I know why. These smart, creative ...

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Social Media – Ovation without the 'IN'

There is a supreme attraction to using social media to drive innovation within organizations. Even a cursory glance highlights the benefits of bringing together a diverse group of people and brains, creating and supporting online communities, and allowing for the discovery of news and insights through the network. These are vital benefits, and form a substantial differentiation from the ways ...

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Call for May Innovation Perspectives

May’s opportunity to contribute your Innovation Perspectives is now here. This monthly feature presents our loyal readers with different perspectives on a single topic all in one place – from several different authors. It gives our innovation community the opportunity to compare, contrast and discuss them in the comments here on Blogging Innovation and with the 2,850+ people in the ...

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The Day Twitter Died

by Braden Kelley Nothing is more true than the saying ‘you never know how much you love something until it is gone’. Well imagine everyone’s surprise, when on May 10, 2010 at 10am PDT (roughly) – Twitter effectively died. Will it come back to life? I sure hope so. What do I mean by ‘died’? Well, recently Twitter suddenly started ...

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